Sirbaz Khan, the first Pakistani climber to conquer 9 of world's 14 highest peaks

11:54 AM | 1 Oct, 2021
Sirbaz Khan, the first Pakistani climber to conquer 9 of world's 14 highest peaks
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistani climber Sirbaz Khan has etched his name into the history books as the 32-year-old became the first Pakistani to summit nine of the world's highest 14 peaks.

Reports in local media quoting Alpine Club of Pakistan Secretary Karrar Haidri cited that Khan achieved the recent feat after scaling the 8,167-metre-high Dhaulagiri mountain in Nepal earlier today (Friday).

The Hunza-based mountaineer was part of the 19-member 'SST-Dhaulagiri I Expd. 2021 Autumn' expedition. It also added that the climbers summited the world's seventh highest peak with Pakistani mountaineers raising Pakistan's national flag upon climbing the top.

The world’s seventh highest mountain forms part of the Himalayas mountain range and is widely known as one of the complicated peaks due to its steep sides and extremely cold climate.

Khan had earlier climbed eight mountains ranging above 8000m, including Mount Everest, Nanga Parbat, K2, and others.

The young climber was also titled the first Pakistani to climb Dhaulagiri. In 2019, he became the first Pakistani to summit the world’s fourth-highest mountain at 8,516m in Nepal, and that’s without using supplementary oxygen.

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Meanwhile, Sajid Ali Sadpara, the son of a legendary mountaineer, and a number of mountaineers have felicitated him for achieving the feat.